Children face many risks, including violence, displacement and food shortages. Our teams are working hard to protect children, reunite families and support livelihoods.
Conflict in South Sudan has forced thousands of families from their homes. In the chaos of war, children and parents are often separated. Our family tracing and reunification teams help them find each other again. And we ensure unaccompanied children are safe
We're also strengthening child protection systems across the country. We work with local leaders, police, teachers and children to help communities keep their children safe. For child refugees and displaced children, we set up safe spaces. These give them the chance to play, learn and get support to deal with traumatic experiences.
UPDATE, MAY 2020
Save the Children welcomes the passing of Article 141 to the Sudanese Criminal Law by Sudan’s Transitional Government, aimed at criminalising Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The move is an important step forwards in government efforts to adhere to its international commitment and advance girls rights in Sudan, and has the power to make a huge difference in the lives of millions of girls and women.
Arshad Malik, Save the Children’s Country Director in Sudan, said:
“Female Genital Mutilation is not only a violation of girl’s rights, it has serious consequences for a girl’s physical and mental health. Introducing a national law is a great step towards eradicating the practice entirely.
"However, as FGM remains embedded in cultural and social norms, efforts must continue to increase community awareness on the harmful practice.
"Moreover, law enforcers, judges and community leaders in Sudan must be made aware and trained on and the new law to insure its effectively implemented."
Save the Children is campaigning to end FGM and will continue to fight FGM across 21 countries in Africa.